Dark Chocolate-Pumpkin Spoooky Pies

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Dark Chocolate-Pumpkin Spoooky Pies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy - about 1 minute. Beat in egg, buttermilk and vanilla until combined. Beat in cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low; beat in flour until just combined.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until set and slightly crisp. Cool 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool.

To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese, butter, pumpkin, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until well combined and creamy - about 2 minutes.

Fill cookies with pumpkin filling.

Makes 10 whoopie pies

31 comments:

  1. soooo cute!

    your recipes always rock and so do your pics :)

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  2. Those look great!
    I have never made whoopie pies but have always wanted to. I can related to the 5 cans of pumpkin...when I spotted it at the store this season I bought...well..all of the cans that were left!
    I know, that's kinda "hoardish" right? But I made lots of treats!

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  3. These are so cute and festive! I love the dark chocolate/pumpkin combo - so tasty.

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  4. These are so cute - perfect for Halloween. Your new juicer looks pretty schmick - happy juicing!

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  5. They're very cute! Nice job. I've been wanting to try making whoopie pies for ages. Maybe once I'm unemployed I'll get to all of those baking projects I've ingored over the years.

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  6. Emily,

    These are so cute and clever. I love the idea of the pumpkin filling as well. Of course, chocolate goes with just about anything in my humble opinion. I'm also betting that the family would get a kick out of the ghosts on the cookies. Very cute!!!!!

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  7. How fun is that? I am sure you will have fun with that juicer!

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  8. Yum!! These "Spooky Pies" look delicious! I love your little ghosts on top :)

    That is pretty awesome that you finally got a new juicer (and that it was a gift from appliances online!). I can't wait to see what you come up with for juice recipes! I've made a few myself, but somehow I always put in too much celery tho...which isn't too tasty haha

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  9. I love the little ghosts! So cute. I mean, spooky ; )
    I hope the The Fairy Hobmother visits me. My blender broke over the summer, and I've yet to replace it.
    I can't seem to find a kind that lasts...

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  10. Adorable little ghosts. :) Love dark chocolate and pumpkin together!

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  11. these sound so amazing.

    and i certainly wouldn't mind a visit from your friend, the fairy hobmother. i've really, really been wanting a spice grinder, a juicer, or a rice cooker. or a food scale. ahh!

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  12. Yum! They look absolutely delicious! And what a agreat new juicer!

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  13. I have never had a whoopie pie, but I must say, yours are the most tasty looking ones I have ever seen. They look moist!

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  14. MMM! dark, rich chocolate, in a sandwich! and oh-so-cute as well :) Great job!
    Oh, and you've totally inspired me to break out my juicer as well! apple + carrot + celery is my fave, so simple yet delicious :)

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  15. aww, your ghosts are absolutely adorable ^___^
    pumpkin + chocolate = to die for. i absolutely adore pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips, but i wanna try this soon. they look scrumdiddlyumptious ~

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  16. Pumpkin is officially IN DA HOUSE. Rock on.

    These look awesome. I love the chocolate pumpkin combo...it's kinda out there but oh so delicious.

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  17. Very cute! I love the design on top.

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  18. I'm a huge believe in the pumpkin-chocolate combo too! I love it!! These are so incredibly cute too. Great job on them!

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  19. mmm - these look fantastic! I love the pumpkin chocolate combo too. And cream cheese! Have you tried these? If not, you really really should :)

    http://www.carascravings.com/2007/08/browniebabes-round-3-take-2.html

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  20. spooky GOOD, i say!!! these look so YUM!!!!

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  21. Haha! I'm laughing that you won't make The Neeley's recipes. They bug the bejeebus me!

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  22. Yum! Pumpkin is the best, especially with chocolate!

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  23. These are too cute! And I bet delicious. I'm obsessed with all things pumpkin right now, might have to try these out...

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  24. i've never tried pumpkin and chocolate together...now i will! with three little kids i could use a automatic timer coffee maker!!

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  25. i've never tried chocolate and pumpkin together - now I will! With three young kids I could so use an automatic timed coffee maker to get me going in the morning instead of our french press (that and it'd be awesome to make coffee martinis!) love your blog!

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  26. Yum yum! I love these! I need to make some this weekend. I love my J.L. juicer. I could use a new food processor though, mine is on its last leg. Hopefully the Christmas fairy (my husband) will get me one! :)

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  27. ooh, those are too cute! what a great holiday treat :)

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  28. Very cute! Perfect for Halloween! I love pumpkin and chocolate together, add in some cardamom, brown butter...

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  29. these are properly spooky and tasty. ghosts really shouldn't be cute, but it seems like they are most of the time. :)

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  30. Adorable ghosts...to bad I only got around reading this after Halloween due to my work load. Next year...

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